UNION Mills completed a memorable season in fine style by defeating Marown 5-1 in the final of the Paul Henry Gold Cup at the Bowl on Wednesday evening.
Having already been crowned JCK Division Two and GH Corlett Woods Cup winners, the Millers wasted little time in taking control as in-form winger Matthew Cain netted twice in the opening 20 minutes, the first by latching onto David Hicks’s long throw and firing home before slotting in from an acute angle after linking up with Dan Woznica.
Marown clawed their way back into the game through Ryan Holdaway’s poacher’s effort before Mills were dealt a big blow when Hicks was forced off with a broken arm.
But, shortly after half-time, the Millers restored their two-goal cushion when Chris Kelly met substitute Kyle Uren’s in-swinging cross and managed to flick the ball beyond Marown goalkeeper Mark Kinley.
The win was sealed in the final eight minutes of the game through two quality strikes, the first when AJ Sucking raced cleared and lobbed Kinley before Uren wrapped up the win when he curled in a superb effort from outside the box.
Full report and photographs in Monday’s Examiner.